Easy Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Cake - The simplest way to serve ice cream ever - yet it looks impressive! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Yes, yet another frozen treat for you guys. And let me tell you, this was the last of the three frozen desserts I photographed in a row a couple weeks ago, and I was frustrated beyond belief. I’m pretty sure I was practically coated in sticky ice cream and chocolate syrup by the time it was over. Everything was melty. I couldn’t even think straight about what my lighting was doing. All I knew [Read more…]

Why Life’s Good in The Kitchen

There is something about the kitchen. It’s the hub of the home. It’s where magical goodies are created. It’s where laughter is heard over many glasses of wine. For some reason, at most gatherings, friends and family seem to flock to the kitchen. To nibble. To gab. To gossip. To bond.

One of my favorite kitchen memories is recreated every year around Christmas time. My whole family [Read more…]

Healthy Mini Margherita Pizzas

These Healthy Mini Margherita Pizzas are perfect for a quick and easy snack or dinner when you’re short on time.

Healthy Mini Margherita Pizzas - a quick and easy snack or dinner when you're short on time. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #vegetarian #healthy #easydinner

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Weight Watchers.

Dinner-time is a rough one for me. Especially when I’m cooking for my family. My other half is a meat-and-potatoes kind of gal, and my son would eat pasta and pizza every night of the week if I made it. This isn’t all that conducive for my vegetarian + health-conscious self. I’m always trying to find a happy medium between the foods I want to eat and the foods my family wants to eat. If it was just up to me, I’d be serving up salads and [Read more…]

Strawberry Peach Pudding Popsicles

These Strawberry Peach Pudding Popsicles are Fruity, Refreshing, Cool, Easy, and Perfect for Summer!

Strawberry Peach Pudding Popsicles. Fruity, Refreshing, Cool, Easy, and Perfect for Summer! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #summer #popsicles #fruit

Dude, really. I’m not turning my oven on. You get nothing but frozen treats. Well, okay, maybe later this week you get something from the oven, but I made it weeks ago, so I have an excuse. As for today, I’m feeding the girl that’s dripping sweat just from walking from the car to the store (yup, that’s me I’m talking about here). I know, it’s a real attractive look for me.

Popsicles. They’re all the rage. Really, anything you put on a stick [Read more…]

Peanutty Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Ripple

This Peanutty Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Ripple is the Best Non-Dairy ice “cream” I’ve ever had. And to swirl it around with my favorite chocolate and peanut butter mix-ins ever… Perfection!

Peanutty Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Ripple - The Best Non-Dairy ice "cream" I've ever had, with my favorite chocolate and peanut butter mix-ins ever! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #nondairy #icecream

I mentioned on the Facebook that I had been inspired by frozen treats when I was brainstorming recipes a couple weeks ago. Well, get ready, because this is where it begins, and holy peanut butter chocolate batman! This one is the best way to start.

I don’t know about [Read more…]

How to Save All Your Healthy Recipes In One Place

Ever get overwhelmed with all the healthy recipes you find? Unsure how to organize and keep track of them all? Today, I have the solution for keeping all your Healthy Recipes in One Place!

How to Save All Your Healthy Recipes in One Spot. Forget recipe binders, index cards, and cluttered Pinterest boards. This solution will keep you organized and on top of staying healthy by choosing the right items for your meals. - www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Living a healthy lifestyle can be fun and easy when you have the right tools. The workouts, the emotional tools, and especially the right healthy recipes to fuel your active and healthy life. I have so much fun coming up with new healthy recipes for you. I especially love taking desserts and finding a way to put a healthier spin on it. That way we can indulge and not miss out!  Having healthy recipe ideas in an arm’s reach is important so you’re not scrambling for something to eat when you’re tired and stressed out and really just want to pull up to the closest fast food joint! But when it comes to organizing my recipes, I’m kind of all over the place. [Read more…]

Berry Bran Muffins

These Berry Bran Muffins are the perfect on-the-go snack or breakfast for everyone in your family. Make a full batch and freeze half for next week’s snacks!

Berry Bran Muffins - a perfect on-the-go snack or breakfast for everyone in your family. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #healthy #snack #breakfast #muffin

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but holidays are not a big deal here on the blog. Yes, I know I’m a food blogger. Yes, I know that Pinterest thrives off of all things holiday-themed. With Memorial Day just a month ago and Independence Day next week, I’m sure you’ve seen all the red, white, and blue. Firecracker popsicles. Star-shaped Watermelon skewers. American Flag cakes. Everyone’s prepared for their celebrations (which obviously happened weeks, or months, ago if they’re already on Pinterest). Now before you go on claiming my lack of patriotism, I’m going to tell you, that is not the reason why I have zero RWB or flag recipes here on the site.

To be honest, I’m just not [Read more…]

What the Heck is Intuitive Eating?

You hear phrases like Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating, but what do they really mean?? Once you understand the concepts, your life could be changed forever. Plus you'll end up loving your body more in the end!!! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #healthy #bodyimage

 

Chances are, if you’ve been around the healthy-living community for any length of time, you’ve heard phrases like Mindful Eating or Intuitive Eating. Trusting your body. Feeding your hunger. Yada Yada Yada. What the heck does all that mean? Because I don’t know about you, but I know plenty of people who feed their hunger and still aren’t happy with the way things are going with their health or their bodies. So today I want to break it down for you. And I promise you that it can absolutely change your life like it has mine. [Read more…]

Homemade Whole Wheat English Muffins

Some things are just better done homemade, and when Homemade Whole Wheat English Muffins are as simple as these are, there’s no reason not to! They make the best breakfast sandwiches and mini pizzas!

Homemade Whole Wheat English Muffins - Some things are just better done homemade, and when they're as simple as these are, there's no reason not to! They make the best breakfast sandwiches! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #homemade #wholewheat

I am a firm believer that if you can make something from scratch as opposed to buying the packaged equivalent from the store, you should probably just do it as often as possible. There are a ton of unnecessary added ingredients, chemicals, and preservatives that are added to packaged foods, and although I can’t avoid them all the time, I do my best to do what I can.

Believe me when I say that I understand being a busy mom. [Read more…]

Magic Shell Recipe: Two Ways

 This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Fruttare, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Magic Shell Recipe: Two Ways - I just love how easy it was to dress up these fruit bars with 2 different Magic Shell Recipes! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

My seven-year-old son is pretty darn predictable. I can foresee just about every snack he’ll ask for, every bottle of colorful sprinkles he’ll spill all over the floor (yup, that happened just before this photo shoot), and every whine of boredom that comes out of his mouth this summer. I know that from the moment the thermometer rises above 70 degrees, he will start asking for a popsicle every afternoon.

My kiddo hates the heat. [Read more…]